Grant #81

Cloud Seeding Project for Tahoe and Truckee Basins for WY 2011

This project will support continued cloud seeding efforts for the 2011 water year for the Tahoe and Truckee Basins.  Cloud seeding generators will be readied for action at five different locations.  The generators will be activated during storm events with predictable snowfall.

The 2010 program was estimated to be very successful with an estimated increase of 20,000 acre-feet of additional snow water created from TRF sponsored cloud seeding.

TMWA Benefit:

The cloud seeding program benefits TMWA’s overall water supply and helps to preserve drought storage held in upstream reservoirs.